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How communal flare-up in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri exposes liberal, intellectual and even political ineptitude
India

How communal flare-up in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri exposes liberal, intellectual and even political ineptitude

Riots take place when an ideology believes in its exclusivity; their frequency increases when others, in reaction, too start asserting themselves. Such flare-ups also happen when perpetrators believe they can get away with such crimes

Dharma Files | In defence of Vivek Agnihotri and ‘The Kashmir Files’
India

Dharma Files | In defence of Vivek Agnihotri and ‘The Kashmir Files’

Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ has given Kashmiri Pandits the courage to look their oppressors in the eye. And demand justice

How BR Ambedkar’s idea of Islam exposes woolly-headed liberals of the day
India

How BR Ambedkar’s idea of Islam exposes woolly-headed liberals of the day

BR Ambedkar believed that a Muslim would find it difficult to accept a Hindu government as they saw Hindus as ‘kafirs’, and hence inferior

BR Ambedkar birth anniversary: President Kovind, PM Modi and others pay tribute
India

BR Ambedkar birth anniversary: President Kovind, PM Modi and others pay tribute

BR Ambedkar will always be remembered for supporting of the Dalit community which faced deep-rooted discrimination

Nepal: First President Ram Baran Yadav remembers BR Ambedkar's contribution to social justice, inclusion
World

Nepal: First President Ram Baran Yadav remembers BR Ambedkar's contribution to social justice, inclusion

Ram Baran Yadav also remembered BR Ambedkar's remarkable leadership and vision in drafting the Constitution of India

How Vinayak Savarkar was a bundle of contradictions and a historian’s enigma
India

How Vinayak Savarkar was a bundle of contradictions and a historian’s enigma

As a historian, Vikram Sampath has breached a well-guarded ivory tower, the falling crumbles must now be borne with pride

Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective
India

Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective

The word ‘secular’ was introduced into the Preamble during the period of Emergency (1975-77), imposed by Indira Gandhi

Limits of protests: Why civil disobedience can’t be one-stop solution to problems in democracy
India

Limits of protests: Why civil disobedience can’t be one-stop solution to problems in democracy

From hijab row to farmers’ agitation, it’s now obvious that protests can themselves become a problem if they become a daily occurrence

How D in the DNA of Bharat stands for democracy and diversity
India

How D in the DNA of Bharat stands for democracy and diversity

We need to understand that democracy and diversity in Bharat is part of its ‘samskriti’ which is both valued and cherished

Christian conversion mafia has never been so active in Tamil Nadu. Here’s the reason why
Politics

Christian conversion mafia has never been so active in Tamil Nadu. Here’s the reason why

Not only temples, but the Stalin government is also going after temple gold and funds to build so-called secular institutions

Nathuram Godse shot Gandhi point-blank, but was he the only one who killed the Mahatma?
India

Nathuram Godse shot Gandhi point-blank, but was he the only one who killed the Mahatma?

No doubt, Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi. But then what about the role of the Congress, the state administration and the society at large? And what about Gandhi’s own desire to be a martyr?

How Ramachandra Guha epitomises what ails Indian liberalism, and yet shows hopes of redemption
India

How Ramachandra Guha epitomises what ails Indian liberalism, and yet shows hopes of redemption

Time has come for liberals to try and see beyond their ideological blinders, to understand that there is nothing in common between them and their strange Leftist bedfellows, and that liberalism in India is not a Nehruvian gift

Dharma Files | How dharma and dhamma may seem similar but carry contrasting meanings
India

Dharma Files | How dharma and dhamma may seem similar but carry contrasting meanings

A look at the usage of the two terms by Swami Vivekananda and BR Ambedkar, and how they end up possessing antithetical orientations

Congress always insulted Ambedkar in his lifetime and even after death, says Amit Shah
India

Congress always insulted Ambedkar in his lifetime and even after death, says Amit Shah

Shah said Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, posthumously by a non-Congress government.

Constitution Day 2021: All you need to know about date, history and significance of National law day
India

Constitution Day 2021: All you need to know about date, history and significance of National law day

This year the Constitution Day will be celebrated in the central hall of the Parliament as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'

BJP’s rise has turned Vinayak Damodar Savarkar into a political pariah: Vikram Sampath
India

BJP’s rise has turned Vinayak Damodar Savarkar into a political pariah: Vikram Sampath

Historian and author Vikram Sampath explains why Savarkar has been wrongfully targeted on the issue of clemency and Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, and how he has become a casualty of contemporary politics

Namaz room controversy: PIL filed in Jharkhand High Court challenging Speaker's order
India

Namaz room controversy: PIL filed in Jharkhand High Court challenging Speaker's order

As per the petitioner Bhairav Singh, the assembly building is a temple of democracy and not a personal property and allotting a room in it to offer namaz will set a wrong precedence

200 Halla Ho movie review: Amol Palekar returns in a startling, unevenly recounted true-life tale of Dalit rebellion
Entertainment

200 Halla Ho movie review: Amol Palekar returns in a startling, unevenly recounted true-life tale of Dalit rebellion

It is revealing that this rare contemporary Hindi film foregrounding Dalits, including Dalit women, is not about believable triumphs, but a believe-it-or-not, eye-popping revenge saga. Still, in a Bollywood that usually erases the community, this is a significant film.

Kannada actor Chetan Kumar files defamation case against Karnataka minister A Shivaram Hebbar
Entertainment

Kannada actor Chetan Kumar files defamation case against Karnataka minister A Shivaram Hebbar

Chetan Kumar filed a defamation case against A Shivaram Hebbar for using "demeaning and offensive language" while opposing the actor's tweets that allegedly criticised Brahminism.